BS in Real Estate

Degree Overview

If you have a passion for business and are considering a real estate major as your undergraduate degree path, the BS in Real Estate offered by the NYU School of Professional Studies delivers course content that explores every facet of the commercial real estate industry. Faculty members who are highly respected subject experts in their fields introduce you to the world of real estate finance and investment, the legal aspects of real estate, real estate development, property leasing, and real estate lending and underwriting. Our BS in Real Estate provides the real-world knowledge to launch your career in this evolving and growing field.

The BS in Real Estate has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top university real estate undergraduate degree programs in the United States. In 2020, the program was ranked #3 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report Education in the category of Undergraduate Program - Real Estate.

The program’s location in New York City—the real estate capital of the world—provides invaluable real estate internship and career opportunities with premier firms in the industry, providing the hands-on experience that hiring managers seek.

Prepare for a Commercial Real Estate Career
  • Learn about real estate finance and investment strategies
  • Gain a deep understanding of real estate market analysis
  • Build skills in real estate lease negotiation
  • Learn about commercial real estate lending
  • Explore the areas of sustainable real estate and construction
  • Understand the intricacies of real estate asset management and how to maximize the value and return on investment of a property.
Earn Your Real Estate Degree at NYU

Earning your degree at NYU provides you with a wealth of opportunities that serve to enhance your education, build your professional connections, and increase your marketability. And you’ll have an amazing time exploring the City and the campus, participating in the wide variety of student and career-focused activities the University offers, and just having fun!

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Portrait of Brian G. Schwagerl

Brian G. Schwagerl, JD
Academic Director, Undergraduate Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate

NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
7 E 12th Street, Suite 825A
New York, NY 10003
212.992.3357 office

Degree Program Structure

Degree Requirements

The BS in Real Estate offers core courses that provide an in-depth exploration of the liberal arts, which expands your critical thinking skills and analytical abilities, while increasing your knowledge and developing your intellect—giving you a critical advantage in today’s highly competitive job market. You can select elective courses from an array of offerings in consultation with your academic adviser. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in close consultation with a faculty adviser on a senior thesis or project in your field of study.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Students may choose to fulfill some of their core degree requirements by studying at one of NYU's global sites in the second semester of their sophomore year. Study abroad requires an application process and is dependent upon approval from the NYU Global Programs Office. Before considering the opportunity, students should discuss this option with their academic adviser.

Real Estate Internships

The NYU School of Professional Studies’ New York City location provides students with an unmatched opportunity to explore a wide range of speciality areas from office and retail real estate to industrial and multifamily real estate. Students will have the opportunity to conduct field research, visit real estate projects at various stages of development, tour historic and state-of-the-art buildings, and study the local and regional infrastructure. The capstone course, Senior Project: Internship, provides the opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they have gained in their major in an actual real estate industry setting.

Students have obtained positions including Real Estate Associate, Financial Analyst, Project Manager, Treasury Analyst, Property Manager, Construction Manager, Strategic Advisory Analyst, and Underwriting Analyst at such prestigious firms as Blackstone, Brookfield, Goldman Sachs, Starwood Capital, Easthil Secured, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL  and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Degree Core Requirements


Student must complete both of the courses below.

Quantitative Reasononing

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Liberal Arts Requirements

Students must complete one course in each of the categories listed.

Liberal Arts Electives

Students select 16 credits of liberal arts electives in consultation with their advisor from a variety of courses across the university.

Graduation Project

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The BS in Real Estate offers a diverse array of curricular and extracurricular activities for students to take advantage of while attending NYU. Events provide excellent networking opportunities that are both educational and fun, and often feature prominent alumni and noted business leaders. There also are four Centers of Excellence focused on finance, urban issues, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and sustainability for students to partake in specialized applied research with faculty experts as mentors. Students also participate in a variety of global student competitions and academic challenges.

Career Development

Students can work directly with dedicated career coaches from the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS to prepare their résumés, practice their interview skills, and apply for internships. The Wasserman Center also helps to support graduates pursuing  successful placement into the job market.

Admission Criteria

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Financing Your education

We know that financial planning for your education is of the utmost importance and we want to support you in any way that we can.  Click the links below to learn about financial aid opportunities and/or to download the financial aid guidelines document.


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